As was announced a week ago, Let There Be Movies is closing up shop here and merging with Reel World Theology. While we’re very excited to be moving onto new and bigger things, it’s tough to let go of something you’ve invested so much time and effort in. In our three years we’ve reviewed over 200 movies, compiled over 40 lists and ranted on about 50+ random things. The idea for LTBM was sparked from an idea by Gene at an apologetics conference in 2012 and grew to what it is today with a solid audience of Facebook, Twitter and WordPress followers. We thought a nice send-off would be to take a moment to reflect on what we’ve published over the years and pick one each that was our most favorite. Hopefully you’ve read a lot of these, but if not, please check them out.
A good plot twist is hard to forget, but so is a bad one. Throughout the years in film there have been a lot of both. We thought it would be fun to rack our brains for our favorite, and least favorite plot twists we’ve ever seen. To be fair, some of these “twists” come very late in the film. So late in fact that you may well view them as surprise endings rather than plot twists. Although we didn’t set forth any concrete guidelines for this list, in general, if there are one or two scenes after this big surprise/twist then it can count for this list. Warning: there be spoilers ahead!
Review by Logan
“Where are you going?”
The plethora of dystopian and post-apocalyptic literature and movies makes it difficult to find a new and fresh look on the oversaturated sub-genre. As “The Book of Eli” opens, nothing seems very new. The gray sky, stone rubble, and the unspoken law that one may only dress in tans and blacks are not new to the Hughes Brothers’ picture. What is new is the subject of the plot – a book. Continue Reading